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STS-102

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This is a mission of the United States Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle program
Mission Insignia

Mission Statistics
Mission:STS-102
Shuttle:Discovery
Launch Pad: 39-B
Launch: March 8, 2001, 6:42 a.m. EST
Landing: March 21, 2001 at 2:33:06 am EST (7:33:06 GMT) KSC Runway 15.
Duration:12 days, 19 hours, 51 minutes, 57 seconds.
Orbit Altitude:122nm
Orbit Inclination:51.6 degrees
Distance Traveled: 5.3 Million miles
Crew photo
Missing image
Sts-102_crew.jpg


Previous Mission:
STS-98
Next Mission:
STS-100
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Crew

Launched ISS Expedition 2 Crew:

Landed ISS Expedition 1 Crew:

Mission Parameters

Docking with ISS

Space walks

  • Voss and Helms - EVA 1
  • EVA 1 Start: March 11, 2001 - 05:12 UTC
  • EVA 1 End: March 11, - 14:08 UTC
  • Duration: 8 hours, 56 minutes
  • Thomas and Richards - EVA 2
  • EVA 2 Start: March 13, 2001 - 05:23 UTC
  • EVA 2 End: March 13, - 11:44 UTC
  • Duration: 6 hours, 21 minutes

Mission highlights

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The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module in the cargo bay of Discovery on 10 March 2001

STS-102 was the eighth shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station and served as a crew rotation flight. Space Shuttle Discovery delivered the Expedition Two crew to the station and returned the Expedition One crew to Earth. The primary cargo for the mission was the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), with six racks for the U.S.Destiny Laboratory Module, delivered and installed onto the station during STS-98. The STS-102 crew installed Leonardo onto the International Space Station in order to unload its contents and then return it to Earth.

There were also two EVAs ("spacewalks") conducted to complete assembly operations. Mission Objectives for the first spacewalk was for astronauts Susan Helms and Jim Voss to move the shuttle docking port to make room for the MPLM and attach the Lab Cradle Assembly to the top of the lab. The assembly was to be used on STS-100 when the Canadarm2 Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) was attached to the station. On the second spacewalk, astronauts Andy Thomas and Paul Richards attached a stowage platform and coolant pump to the outside of the Destiny module.

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